Halloween Glass Blocks

So, Halloween is getting closer……do you have enough decor yet????
Well, here are some super-cute glass blocks I made last year that are sooooooo fun!
(and easy)
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 Just set one of these babies out on your porch to add some fun ambiance :)
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So, what you’ll need:

~Some black vinyl OR paper of your choice

~Square glass block

~Small string of Halloween lights (you’ll want to use LED if you can….I got mine at Joanns for $5 last year)

~Some cute 2 1/2 inch ribbon

~Glass drill bit (1/2 in. size or larger)

First, you’ll want to drill a hole in the bottom of the block. Make sure it’s big enough to feed the lights through.
If you have vinyl…..cut out the shapes or words you want and stick them onto the block.
If not, just print your shapes or words onto the back of your paper backwards. Then Mod Podge the paper onto the block.
You can put a couple of layers of glossy Mod Podge over that……..or use a glossy finishing spray over it. You want to use glossy so it looks like glass and blends in with the block. You’ll do this step if you use vinyl too.
If you can’t or don’t want to drill a hole for the lights, you can wrap the lights around the block before you tie on your awesome ribbon and it looks really cool too.

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Some more adorable glowing Halloween decor.
The reason I suggest LED lights……1) You can leave them on for a long time and they won’t get hot AND 2) They will glow forever!
Have fun!
About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.


  1. SO cute!!
    For anyone interested…Hobby Lobby sells the glass blocks WITH the hole already cut in them for $10 ($6 if you use their weekly coupon).


  3. What a sweet idea! I am filing you away at

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Do your blogs have the white band around them? Those are the only ones I see at the hardware store, and I don’t want to pay extra $$ for the plain ones at Hobby Lobby.


  6. Can’t remember where I saw it, but they decoupaged Frankenstien’s head on the glass block. Really cute with it being square and all!

  7. these are adorable…great job…and I will certainly add this to my to-do list for next halloween!!

  8. Very cute!!! You have great ideas!

  9. That is such an awesome idea! I just saw some of those blocks and was wondering what I could do with them. You are so clever! I’ll have to try it out. =)

  10. Great idea and another way to use a glass block!!! Also Lowes sells the block w/the predrilled hole as well. They usually get them in by the end of October, I know to late for this Halloween but just an FYI. I think they are around $6.

  11. This are too awesome! I happen to have one of these blocks decorated in OSU garb, I bought it at a Buckeye store, now I know how to make my own if ever I want to!

  12. P.S: If you do not mind, I would like to include this post in my Posts of the Week post due out on the 25th. :)

  13. That’s super cute! Great idea!

  14. Those are adorable!

  15. I wondered if you could drill a hole in those blocks! I too, didn’t want to spend even $6 for the one from Hobby lobby, when one at Menards was $3.5. Mine from Menards had white stuff around the edge, but I was able to easiliy remove it while running it under warm water and by using my fingernail. These are really cute!!

  16. What a cute and simple project! I can just see a whole row of these all lit up for Christmas, too, spelling out a word like “MERRY” or “JOY”.

  17. I just found your blog. I scrolled through several pages and was inspired by your projects…and your joyfulness!


    I definitely wanted to “follow” you and discovered that my signing up brings you to 500. I thought that was fun!

    Looking forward to seeing more of your ideas and congratulations on the upcoming arrival!

  18. Hi! If you are interested I would love for you to join us at our Spooktacular Inspiration Link Party


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